Comparison of Top MBA Programs

SCHOOLLOCATIONUS NEWS & WORLD REPORT
(rank in 2019)
FINANCIAL
TIMES (rank in 2019)
CLASS SIZE FT% ADMITTEDAVERAGE AGEWORK EXPERIENCE% FEMALE% INTERNATIONALMEDIAN GMATAVG GPAAVG POST MBA SALARY + BONUS% GRADUATES EMPLOYED AT GRADUATION% GRADUATES EMPLOYED 3 MONTHS POST GRADUATIONTOP RECRUITED INDUSTRIESAPPLICATION DEADLINESDECISION DATESINFO SESSIONS / EVENTSWHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
U Penn WhartonPhiladelphia, PA1486219%285 Years43%33%7303.60$159,81582.30%92.60%
Financial Services (37%)
Consulting (25%)
Technology (15%)
R1: 9/18/2018
R2: 1/3/2019
R3: 4/2/2019
R1: 12/13/2018
R2: 3/21/2019
R3: 5/9/2019
https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/events/Team-based discussion interview format
Stanford GSBStanford, CA214196%N/A4 Years41%42%7373.74$159,44063.90%87.60%Finance (32%)
Technology (25%)
Consulting (20%)
R1: 9/18/2018
R2: 1/10/2019
R3: 4/3/2019
R1: 12/13/2018
R2: 3/28/2019
R3: 5/16/2019
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/eventsNailing the essay is critical!
Harvard HBSCambridge, MA3293010%274.5 Years41%37%7313.71$158,04978.90%89.30%Financial Services (29%)
Consulting (25%)
Technology (19%)
R1: 9/5/2018
R2: 1/4/2019
R1: 12/11/2018
R2: 3/26/2019
https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/admissions-events/Pages/default.aspxOpen-ended essay question - start early!
MIT SloanCambridge, MA3840912%284.9 Years42%38%7223.57$148,45184.20%93.90%Consulting (32%)
Technology (29%)
Finance (16%)
R1: 9/25/2018
R2: 1/22/2019
R3: 4/8/2019
R1: 12/19/2018
R2: 4/2/2019
R3: 5/8/2019
https://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/admissions-events/Quantitative/scoring approach to admissions
Chicago BoothChicago, IL3759124%285 Years42%30%7303.61$151,08588.00%95.30%Financial Services (32%)
Consulting (31%)
Technology (20%)
R1: 9/27/2018
R2: 1/3/2019
R3: 4/4/2019
R1: 12/6/2018
R2: 3/21/2019
R3: 5/16/2019
https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/full-time/admissions/eventsReally understand "why Booth"
Columbia Business SchoolNew York, NY6975614%285 Years39%42%7273.60$151,84569.90%89.30%Consulting (34%)
Financial Services (32%)
Media/Technology (16%)
Early Decision: 10/3/2018
Regular Decision: 4/10/2019
Rollinghttps://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/mba/admissions/eventsEarly Decision option, rolling admissions
Northwestern KelloggEvanston, IL61447820%285.1 Years46%34%7323.60$146,25981.60%92.60%Consulting (30%)
Technology (28%)
Finance (14%)
R1: 9/19/2018
R2: 1/9/2019
R3: 4/10/2019
R1: 12/12/2018
R2: 3/27/2019
R3: 5/15/2019
https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/programs/full-time-mba/admissions-events.aspxInterviews nearly every applicant
University of California-Berkeley (Haas)Berkeley, CA61029113%285.4 Years43%42%7253.71$146,75066.30%89.90%Technology (32%)
Consulting (24%)
Finance (14%)
R1: 9/27/2018
R2: 1/10/2019
R3: 4/4/2019
R1: 12/13/2018
R2: 3/14/2019
R3: 5/9/2019
https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/upcoming-eventsPrefers the GMAT
Yale School of Management (SOM)New Haven, CT91134717%285 Years43%45%7273.67$137,15575.20%90.50%Consulting (35%)
Finance (21%)
Technology (15%)
R1: 9/12/2018
R2: 1/7/2019
R3: 4/16/2019
R1: 12/5/2018
R2: 4/2/2019
R3: 5/21/2019
https://som.yale.edu/programs/mba/admissions/eventsApplication includes a video essay
Duke University (Fuqua)Durham, NC101944022%295.5 Years35%38%7023.50$147,85787%92.60%Consulting (32%)
Technology (28%)
Finance (16%)
Early Decision: 9/12/2018
R1: 10/10/2018
R2: 1/3/2019
R3: 3/20/2019
Early Decision: 10/19/2018
R1: 12/13/2018
R2: 3/18/2019
R3: 4/29/2019
https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/eventsEarly Decision option (binding), applicant-initiated interview option
University of Michigan (Ross)Ann Arbor, MI102842325%285 Years43%32%7163.46$150,05289.70%94.40%Consulting (31%)
Technology (27%)
Finance (16%)
R1: 10/1/2018
R2: 1/7/2019
R3: 3/18/2019
R1: 12/19/2018
R2: 3/15/2019
R3: 5/10/2019
https://michiganross.umich.edu/graduate/full-time-mba/admissions/eventsBroke the top 10 ranking for the first time this year.
Dartmouth College (Tuck)Hanover, NH121528723%285.3 Years45%36%7223.52$152,80580.20%91.80%Consulting (30%)
Technology (24%)
Financial Services (20%)
R1: 9/24/2018
R2: 1/7/2019
R3: 4/1/2019
R1: 12/6/2018
R2: 3/14/2019
R3: 5/9/2019
https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/attend-an-eventEarly Action option (not binding), applicant-initiated interview option
New York University (NYU Stern)New York, NY122537021%285.3 Years35%39%7143.48$146,02479.10%91.30%Financial Services (34%)
Consulting (28%)
Technology/ Telecommunications (17%)
R1: 10/15/2018
R2: 11/15/2019
R3: 1/15/2019
R4: 3/15/2019
R1: 1/1/2019
R2: 2/1/2019
R3: 4/1/2019
R4: 6/1/2019
https://apply.stern.nyu.edu/portal/ft_events?_ga=2.66014702.1782046844.1552163262-1653585508.1552163262Specialized MBA options (Tech and Luxury/Fashion)
University of Virgina (Darden)Charlottesville, VA122333525%27Not Reported38%31%7133.50$153,57683.40%90.10%Consulting (32%)
Technology (18%)
Investment Banking (13%)
Early Decision: 9/7/2018
R1: 10/4/2018
R2: 1/10/2019
R3: 4/3/2019
Early Decision: 10/17/2018
R1: 12/12/2018
R2: 3/20/2019
R3: 4/26/2019
https://www.darden.virginia.edu/mba/admissions/events-receptions/Primarily uses case method, like HBS
Cornell University (Johnson)Ithaca, NY152727930%285 Years31%33%7003.36$152,20780.30%90.90%Not PublishedR1: 10/10/2018
R2: 11/15/2019
R3: 1/3/2019
R4: 4/10/2019
R1: 12/20/2018
R2: 2/20/2019
R3: 4/10/2019
R4: 5/30/2019
https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Programs/Full-Time-MBA/Admissions/EventsTight-knit community
UCLA AndersonLos Angeles, CA162636022%295 Years35%33%7153.52$141,19774.40%88%Technology (32%)
Consulting (14%)
Investment Banking (10%)
R1: 10/2/2018
R2: 1/8/2019
R3: 4/16/2019
R1: 12/18/2018
R2: 3/26/2019
R3: 5/21/2019
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/admissions/eventsGreat for Entertainment industry applicants
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)Pittsburgh, PA173523630%295.6 Years28%34%6913.30$145,46381.10%88.60%Technology (32%)
Consulting (23%)
Pharma/Healthcare (12%)
R1: 10/3/2018
R2: 1/5/2019
R3: 3/7/2019
R1: 12/12/2018
R2: 3/14/2019
R3: 5/8/2019
https://www.cmu.edu/tepper/programs/mba/admissions/attend-admissions-events/index.htmlHighly quant focused in their curriculum
University of Southern California (Marshall)Los Angeles, CA174622128%285 Years52%30%7033.48$135,81274.90%93.60%Consulting (30%)
Financial Services (16%)
Technology (16%)
R1: 10/15/2018
R2: 1/5/2019
R3: 3/1/2019
R4: 4/15/2019
R1: 12/31/2018
R2: 3/31/2019
R3: 5/15/2019
R4: 6/15/2019
https://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/mba-programs/part-time-mba/eventsKnown for its powerful alumni network
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)Chapel Hill, NC195227637%285 Years28%22%7013.38$131,46979.10%90.80%Technology (21%)
Financial Services (20%)
Consulting (15%)
Early Decision: 10/15/2018
R2: 12/10/2018
R3: 1/14/2019
R4: 3/11/2019
Early Decision: 12/7/2018
R2: 2/1/2019
R3: 3/15/2019
R4: 4/19/2019
https://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/admissions/mba/admissions-eventsEarly Action option (binding), applicant-initiated interview option
University of Texas (McCombs)Austin, TX193726528%285.8 Years40%27%7033.48$139,40681.50%89.90%Technology (30%)
Consulting (18%)
Financial Services (18%)
R1: 10/9/2018
R2: 1/8/2019
R3: 4/2/2019
R1: 12/18/2018
R2: 3/28/2019
R3: 5/9/2019
https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/MBA/EventsBenefits from Austin's status as an emerging entrepreneurial hub
Emory University (Goizueta)Atlanta, GA213818135%285.5 Years30%28%6823.30$143,41084.60%92.70%Consulting (38%)
Financial Services (19%)
Technology (16%)
R1: 10/5/2018
R2: 11/9/2019
R3: 1/4/2019
R4: 3/8/2019
R1: 11/30/2018
R2: 1/25/2019
R3: 3/8/2019
R4: 5/3/2019
https://goizueta.emory.edu/degree/two_year_mba/admissions/events/index.html100% of students have landed an internship the last 7 years
INSEADParis, France / SingaporeN/A31020296 Years33%97%709N/A$134,300Not Reported91%Consulting (36%)
Technology (17%)
Corporate (13%)
Financial Services (13%)
R1: 9/19/2018
R2: 11/14/2019
R3: 1/9/2019
R4: 3/6/2019
R1: 11/23/2018
R2: 1/25/2019
R3: 3/15/2019
R4: 5/10/2019
https://www.insead.edu/master-programmes/mba"The business school for the world"
London Business SchoolLondon, EnglandN/A6485295.5 Years40%91%707N/A$106,120*Not Reported95%Consulting (37%)
Technology (23%)
Finance (23%)
R1: 9/14/2018
R2: 1/3/2019
R3: 3/1/2019
R4: 4/17/2019
R1: 11/21/2018
R2: 3/28/2019
R3: 5/22/2019
R4: 6/19/2019
https://www.london.edu/masters-degrees/mba/mba-information-eventsDiverse and open-minded culture in every way
Cambridge (Judge)Cambridge, U.K.N/A16206296 Years36%92%693N/A$135,964Not Reported85%Industry (51%)
Finance (25%)
Consulting (19%)
R1: 9/7/2018
R2: 10/26/2018
R3: 1/11/2019
R4: 3/8/2019
R5: 5/3/2019
Not Reportedhttps://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/programmes/mba/meet-us/Highest value-for-money MBA according to FT
Oxford (Said)Oxford, U.K.N/A13315285 Years39%93%690N/A$93,136Not Reported91%Finance (29%)
Consulting (22%)
Technology (21%)
R1: 9/7/2018
R2: 11/2/2018
R3: 1/11/2019
R4: 4/5/2019
R1: 10/19/2018
R2: 12/14/2018
R3: 3/22/2019
R4: 6/7/2019
https://sbs.ox.ac.uk/events?f%5B0%5D=event_programmes_facet%3A596&f%5B1%5D=event_programmes_facet%3A596&f%5B2%5D=event_programmes_facet%3A596Focus on sustainability and social impact

*Base salary only, bonus not reported.

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